Anikushin’s Studio

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The former studio of sculptor Mikhail Anikushin, who designed the Pushkin statue in Arts Square, has been turned into a museum. The huge studio space used to create monumental sculptures is amazing in itself, but it comes with an added bonus: it offers several children’s programmes where art restorers give the kids the chance to restore a copy of a sphinx. Actors invite the children into a huge wooden horse and give a shadow theatre performance about the Trojan War. Artists create a 3D world based on Bruegel’s paintings. Local historians organise knowledge quests about the city’s monuments and the winner gets the chance to climb to the very top of the Rostral Columns.

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